Kanji (感じ(かんじ), Hanmoon (하문), and Hanzi (Chinese Characters Used in China)

If you have been following my blogs, way back at the beginning of these bogs when I was just talking about kanji, I showed you the next character. It is easy to remember because it looks like what it is.

This character is: 田. This means: rice field. In Japanese, 田 is said た (ta). In Korean, 田 is pronounced: 논 (non). In Chinese, 田 is a bit longer. It is: 稻田 and is pronounced: daotian. Just 稻 can also be used to mean uncooked rice.

これは田です。(kore wa ta desu) = This is a rice field. = 이것은 논 이예요. (eegeosun non eeyeyo.) =這是稻田 (Zhè shì dàotián_).

Japanese: 田 = rice field. In Japanese, this is pronounced: た (ta).

Korean: 田 = rice field. In Korean, this is pronounced: 논 (non).

Chinese: 稻田 = rice field. In Chinese, this is pronounced: daotian.


The next character that is based on: 田 is: 町.  You can see this character if you look on envelopes from Japan because it means: town. In Japanese, it is pronounced: まち (machi).  In Korean, "town" is said: 도시 (toshee), and they use the Chinese character, not the Japanese one. In Chinese, 町 is not used. They used: 镇 and it is pronounced: zhen.

これは町です (kore wa machi desu) = This is a town. = 이것은 도시 이예요. (eegeosun toshee eeyeyo). =这是一个城镇 ( Zhè shì yīgè chéngzhèn).

Japanese: 町 = town. In Japanese, this is pronounced: まち (machi).

Korean: 镇 = town. In Korean, this is pronounced: 도시 (toshee), and 도시 can mean: town or city.

Chinese: 镇 = town.


The next character based on: 田 is 略. This character means: abbreviation. In Japanese, this is pronounced: りゃく (ryaku). In Korean, this is pronounced: 약어 (yakeo). In Chinese, this is written:略語 which is the same with the character: 語 on the end which means “word” or “language.” In Chinese, it is pronounced: suoxie.

彼は略語を書いています。(kare wa ryaku wo kaite imasu.) = He is writing an abbreviation. = 그는 약어를 쓰고 있어요. (kunun yakeo lul ssuko eesseoyo) =他正在寫一個 略語 (Tā zhèngzài xiě yīgè suōxiě.) Photo by fauxels on Pexels.com

Japanese: 略 = abbreviation. 略語 = abbreviation. In hiragana, this is pronounced: りゃく(ryaku).

Korean: 略語 = abbreviation. In hangul, this is pronounced: 약어 (yakeo), and in Korean, 어 (eo) means “language.”

Chinese: 略語 = abbreviation. 縮寫 = abbreviation. In Chinese, both of these are pronounced: suoxie.


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